This homemade windshield de-icer recipe is one of those recipes that is so simple you are going to wonder why you ever purchased de-icer for you car. It takes about 20 seconds to make and it works GREAT!
2 Easy Homemade Windshield De-Icer Recipes
This one isn’t like some homemade cleaners where they only “sort of” work. It really does work! The best part is you can make it with ingredients you already have at home.
Mike and I made up at batch for the video and we tested on a window that had a thin film of ice and it took about 1 minute to dissolve it so if you have a thick sheet of ice, use a little more and let it sit for 5 minutes or so. You may need a second application is it’s REALLY thick. Again, spraying the homemade window de-icer on the night before makes it much easier in the morning.
Don’t forget, you can spray this on locks, door handles, doors, or the bottom of garage doors to help loosen the ice. Having lived in Kansas, Idaho and Colorado I can tell you this really comes in handy in the winter! I remember days, while growing up in Kansas, when the back door was just frozen shut. I think mom would have really appreciated this homemade de-icer! Right now we have 5 cars that we can’t park in the garage (our son is fixing up his crashed car) so scraping windshields in Colorado all the way into late April can be a chore!
These window de-icer recipes can make it much easier for you!
Homemade Windshield De-Icer Recipe #1
2 parts rubbing alcohol
1 part water
Pour the alcohol and water into a spray bottle. Spray on the windshield or other surface the night before to prevent a build up of ice or spray on 1-5 minutes before you would normally leave (depending on how thick the ice is) to make the cleanup easier. Then the ice will scrape right off.
Homemade Windshield De-Icer Recipe #2
3 parts vinegar
1 part water
Pour vinegar and water into a spray bottle. Spray on the night before or 1-5 minutes before leaving (depending on how thick the ice is). Then the ice will scrape right off.